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Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2020) The complexity and challenge of ‘dual diagnosis’. Drug and Alcohol Findings Hot Topic,

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With the vast majority of their clients suffering from mental health problems (1 2), deciding how to respond is a major concern for Britain’s drug and alcohol services. The issues are many, long-standing, and generally unresolved. Should substance use services take the lead in coordinating their clients’ care, or should this be taken on by psychiatric services? Is either willing and able to take on both issues, or would a better option be to create new integrated services?

People with coexisting mental health and substance use issues often have high support needs, and poor treatment outcomes; there are various barriers to the provision of appropriate support, but equally many opportunities and occasions to improve the lives of those affected.

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Publication Type
International, Open Access, Review, Web Resource
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method
23 June 2020
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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